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I want to download a streaming file, but I don't know the real address of that file, only the address where the stream is. How can I download that file? Is it possible to know the address of the file by sniffing the connection?

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What do you suppose happens in the back-end when you request a download of a file from a given location? The file gets converted to some encoding (in the most basic/general case: binary) and streamed over a network connection to you as a receiver.

Really for all practical purposes you wouldn't be able to distinguish downloading a 'real' file from download/receiving an active (bit)stream of that file as they're generally the same thing: bits being pushed across a connection.

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  • $\begingroup$ Also thought that, but wasn't sure. $\endgroup$
    – user108918
    Aug 27, 2019 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ Please don't answer off-topic questions. $\endgroup$ Aug 27, 2019 at 16:40